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Karl Gustav adopted by the US Army

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Karl Gustav adopted by the US Army



After two decades of resistance to the requests received from the troops to put the Swedish 84-mm portable recoilless gun into service, Karl Gustav, the US Army still ordered about a hundred starting devices Karl Gustav. The army revised its views after observing the use of US special forces weapons in Afghanistan and Iraq in the last decade. This weapon has been around for over 60 years and is used in dozens of countries. It is simple, but very effective.

Karl Gustav was commissioned by SOCOM special forces in 1990. Karl Gustav is a lightweight 8.5 kilogram recoilless tool long 1.1 meters. The rifled barrel is able to withstand about a hundred shots. The firing range is up to 500-700 meters (depending on the type of shells). 84 millimeter cartridge-loading shots weigh about 2 kilograms and are of several different types (armor-piercing, high-explosive, cumulative-fragmentation, lighting and smoke). An armor-piercing shot is very useful in combat operations in urban areas, as well as against bunkers.



The army had previously adopted the disposable granometer launcher Karl Gustav (AT4), but the special forces preferred the recoilless gun Karl Gustav. It turned out better because it gives you the opportunity to get more shots with less weight (AT4 weighs about 6.8 kg). It turned out to be easier to carry one Karl Gustav weighing in 8.5 a kilogram and a bunch of missiles 2.2 kilograms each, than the same number of disposable granotometov.

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  1. wk
    wk 3 January 2012 07: 30 New
    +1
    real "shaitan trumpet"
  2. Lech e-mine
    Lech e-mine 3 January 2012 07: 34 New
    0
    YES cool stuff.




    TACTICAL AND TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS




    A type

    anti-tank grenade launcher



    Length in combat position, mm

    1130



    Weight, kg

    14,2



    Weight grenades, kg

    2,6



    The weight of the warhead, kg

    1,7



    The diameter of the warhead, mm

    84



    Type of warhead

    cumulative, fragmentation, lighting, smoke



    Effective range, m

    +300



    Penetration, mm

    400



    Using

    Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela





  3. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 3 January 2012 07: 43 New
    0
    The grenade launcher is good but it vryatli compares with our RPGs in all performance characteristics.
    1. SergeySK
      SergeySK 3 January 2012 08: 25 New
      -2
      And the resource of the trunk is constantly thinking what will happen next! I wouldn’t take this better Bumblebee.
      1. tronin.maxim
        tronin.maxim 3 January 2012 08: 39 New
        0
        The article is written in black and white, there are disposable granotamets and reusable. (Respectively, the barrel resource is high), the more it is used in many countries (as indicated in the article).
        1. SergeySK
          SergeySK 3 January 2012 09: 15 New
          0
          And here, if what is Vasya next to you will be disposable? If this fool with such a resource is hanged on me, I will not openly give a damn about what you will do with it. It’s in my hands!

          Our ATGM Baby-1 is also still in service with a number of countries, and who uses them? No wonder the Pentagon did not want to buy! And apparently there is no money or brains for development!

          I agree in one RPG-7 better
        2. Professor
          3 January 2012 10: 16 New
          +3
          Carl Gustav recoilless rifle is in service with the following countries:
          Australia
          Austria
          Belgium
          Belize
          Botswana
          Brazil
          Burkina Faso
          Canada
          Czech Republic
          Denmark
          Estonia
          Germany
          Ghana
          Greece
          Honduras
          India
          Indonesia
          ireland
          Israel
          Japan
          Kenya
          libya
          lithuania
          Malaysian
          New Zealand
          Nigeria
          norway
          poland
          Portugal
          Sierra Leone
          Singapore
          Sweden
          United Arab Emirates
          United Kingdom
          United States
          Zambia



          Carl Gustav
  4. Lech e-mine
    Lech e-mine 3 January 2012 08: 11 New
    0
    Ammunition for Gustav

    Characteristics

    Name: M2 / MZ Carl Gustav
    Type: anti-tank grenade launcher
    Length, mm: Fine Arts (in combat position)
    Weight, kg: 14,2
    Grenade Weight, kg: 2,6
    Initial grenade speed, m / s: 310
    Firing range, m: 300 (moving targets), 500 (bunkers), 1000 (manpower), 1300 (smoke grenade), 2300 (light, grenade).
    Warhead weight, kg: 1,7
    The diameter of the warhead, mm: 84 I
    Type of warhead: cumulative, fragmentation, lighting, smoke
    Penetration, mm: 400
    Usage: several states, including Denmark, Sweden, Great Britain, USA, Venezuela
  5. kagorta
    kagorta 3 January 2012 08: 57 New
    +3
    So far, this is the choice of special forces, because it’s easier to drag. And will the US Army re-arm the whole big question. But notice the special forces were given what they requested.
    1. SergeySK
      SergeySK 3 January 2012 10: 31 New
      +2
      Maybe she’s suitable for special forces! They came nahuligili threw (not a pity resource on the threshold) and easily back home.
  6. SAMEDOV SULEYMAN
    SAMEDOV SULEYMAN 3 January 2012 10: 47 New
    0
    I agree - with the previous opponents, this is primarily for special forces, it’s easier to drag and make noise.
  7. dred
    dred 3 January 2012 11: 05 New
    -3
    In our moyma, the recoilless spear weighs more.
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 3 January 2012 11: 52 New
    +2

    And why isn’t this PV-1110 BO, let a caliber of 90mm be dragged across the desert
    gun weight 250kg
    the mass of the projectile (cumulative feathered) 2,8 kg
    initial speed 750m / s (solid for BO)
    effective fire range approx. 1000m
    The same Swedes rivet